There are 2 notable exceptions to the rule of Big 10 teams fattening up on patsies: Minnesota and Northwestern. Northwestern is playing at Boston College which is pretty much a pick 'em game if NW QB Dan Persa plays. If not BC would appear to have a clear advantage. I am going with BC in a close one. The other exception is Minnesota, most likely the worst team in the Big 10, Opening up the Jerry Kill era by more than likely getting killed by USC at the Los Angeles Mausoleum . This is not vintage USC But they should handle the hapless Gophers with ease. Indiana is not great but they should handle Ball State. That game is being played at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis though one suspects any Indy high school stadium would have been big enough. I also think Purdue could...could have some trouble with Middle Tennessee but should win the game with points to spare. Everyone else should have a fairly nice and easy walk through the park.
Anyway Here are the picks. As always take them for what they are. If you make any money off of these picks my fee is 60%.